Northwestern United Methodist Church

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Mellette, SD 57461

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Our Daily Bread

Updated: 3 days ago

I've been doing some reading about bread thanks to Amy. (Thanks, Ame!) Bread in the Bible was the main staple of the Jewish people. They had it three times a day. They would grind their own grain every morning for the flour and then make the bread in fire kilns.


So each day the routine began anew. Grind the grain. Bake the bread. Eat the bread. Start again tomorrow. Sort of reminds me of the old Dunkin' Donuts commercials where the worker walked into the shop saying, "Time to make the donuts." and then walk out saying, "I made the donuts." over and over.


The idea was the same, there would always be donuts available when you went in to Dunkin' Donuts, and the grain was a reminder of the manna in the wilderness when God miraculously supplied the Israelites manna (bread) each morning, just enough for that day- no more, no less.


Today as I was praying God reminded me of the daily bread. I WANT to worry about next week. What's going to happen tomorrow? When will we be able to come out of "quarantine"? And the still, small voice came and said, "Doug, I have what you need for today. And tomorrow? I've got that too, including all that you will need when you get to it."


It's a reminder I have needed before March 13, 2020, and one I will need many times after March 21, 2020. God has just enough bread for me today. Tomorrow He will supply anew.


Now if you'll excuse me I'm going to make some toast and have some coffee... ;)


Doug